11 March 2021

Clinical and translational academic research: today the first operational act of the FORZA project

Taking place today is the training program for clinical monitors within FORZA, the spin-off of the Clinical Research and Drug Strategies Committee managed directly by ACC. This program is due to the collaboration between the National Institute of Health and Alliance against Cancer – the National Oncological Network established in 2002 by the Ministry of Health and AIFA.

The course, which will conclude at the beginning of April, is the first operational act for the grounding of FORZA, which, as confirmed by its coordinator Sandro Pignata of the IRCCS Pascale Foundation in Naples, associated with ACC, aims to create an operational infrastructure among 29 Scientific Research and Care Institutes of ACC to foster clinical and translational academic research.

Ā«The intention – says Pignata – is to improve the quality of Italian academic experimentation to make our country more competitiveĀ». The training offer for clinical monitors – IRCCS professionals who will work in the same institutes to monitor the correct application of the rules of good clinical practice in clinical trials – is 40 hours overall.

The coordination group of ACC, which is entrusted with the management of FORZA, is composed of the coordinator, Franco Perrone (Fondazione IRCCS Pascale Napoli), Oriana Nanni (IRCCS Dino Amadori IRST Meldola), Paolo Zucali (IRCCS Humanitas Milano), Gennaro Daniele (IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli Roma), Nicoletta Colombo (IRCCS IEO Milano), Fabio Ciceri (IRCCS San Raffaele Milano), Diana Giannarelli (IRCCS IRE Roma), Emanuela Marchesi (ISG), and Paolo Pronzato (IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino).

Massimo Boni | ACC Press Office

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